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Headstart into Healthcare

CHCSS00114 - Entry into Care Roles Skill Set


The aim of this course is to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to introduce them into the health workforce and as an entry into a Certificate III course or traineeship within the health or community services sector. 

This course is designed to be accessible and hands on using simulation facilities. It provides practical scenario-based learning to bring together the underpinning and theoretical knowledge to:

  • communicate with others
  • provide support
  • complete documentation
  • understand infections and controls
  • understand legislation, policies and procedures
  • understand cleaning and hygiene
  • learn appropriate use of PPE
  • identify hazards and risks in maintaining a safe environment.

This course is approved for JobTrainer, a jointly funded initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments. To be eligible for JobTrainer you must meet eligibility criteria. For more information on the available funding options and criteria, please refer to the duration and costs section below.

For exact dates of this course, please refer to the duration and costs section of this page below for the timetable.

Apply today to get a headstart on your career in healthcare!

Course information

  • The course consists of 3 units:

    • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
    • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

    The taster course would provide credits into our certificate programs in the health and community sector as per the below:

    CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing or Disability stream

    HLT37215 - Certificate III in Pathology Collection

    HLT37315 - Cert III in Health Administration  

    HLT33115 - Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

    HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance